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Pagan Name Meaning

Spanish (Pagán): Castilianized spelling of Catalan Pagà, from the Late Latin personal name Paganus, which originally meant ‘dweller in an outlying village’ (see Paine). Spanish: in some cases it may be a topographic name from Catalan pagà ‘heath’, from Latin pagus ‘district’, ‘outlying village’. Northern English and Scottish: probably from the Latin medieval personal name Paganus, the vernacular form of which was Paine (see Paine).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Pagano, Payan, Hagan, Fagan, Organ, Magan, Logan, Panas, Page, Wogan

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Where is the Pagan family from?

You can see how Pagan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pagan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pagan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 56 Pagan families living in Cumberland. This was about 29% of all the recorded Pagan's in United Kingdom. Cumberland had the highest population of Pagan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pagan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pagan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cattle Drover and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pagan. 29% of Pagan men worked as a Cattle Drover and 89% of Pagan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pagan were Iron Foundry Labourer and Household Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Cattle Drover
    29%
  • Letterpress Printer
    15%
  • Master Butcher
    15%
  • Iron Foundry Labourer
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Domestic Helper
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Pagan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pagan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Pagan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Pagan. For the veterans among your Pagan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pagan lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pagan in 1948 was 40, and 68 in 2004.

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